- a concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
a serious student of history
a serious attempt to learn to ski
gave me a serious look
a serious young man
are you serious or joking?
Don't be so serious!
- s of great consequence
marriage is a serious matter
- s causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
a serious wound
a serious turn of events
- s appealing to the mind
a serious book
- a completely lacking in playfulness
- s requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve
raised serious objections to the proposal
the plan has a serious flaw
- A reprimandan official statement of disapprovalis the House's mildest form of punishment for serious misconduct by members.
- The addition of this homemade missile to the arsenal of Palestinian militants marks a serious escalation of their strategy to drive Israel out of the West Bank and Gaza by making .
- Are you serious? Phyllis Chesler: Absolutely serious.
News & Articles
- Mandela still in 'serious but stable' condition in hospital
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela's condition remained unchanged at "serious but stable", a government spokesman told local radio on Wednesday morning. Mandela, who is spending his fifth day in hospital for a recurring lung infection, continued to receive close care from doctors, Presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj told SAFM radio ...
June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- 'Serious threat' received by phone, according to airport's Twitter account
The Richmond International Airport reopened its terminal to the public Tuesday morning after a "serious threat" prompted a roughly three-hour evacuation, the Virginia airport said on its Twitter account.
June 11, 2013 - WJXT Jacksonville
- Serious About Fitness hosts 8K walk/run for Hopelink
On June 2, participants in the Serious About Fitness 8K Block Party gathered at Luke McRedmond Landing to kick off the eight-kilometer run/walk along the Sammamish River Trail to the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville. The grassy venue next to the trail offered the perfect place for the first of four challenges in a series of fitness exercises along the 8K path.
June 10, 2013 - Redmond Reporter
- Oscar Tabarez in The Canadian Press
From minute one he had a problem,Tabarez said. "I'm not dumb enough to take him out 3-1 when the match wasn't lost. He was injured and could not continue. He told me about it before the game. He has a pain. It was nothing really serious...
- Ben Bernanke in Reuters
In testimony to be delivered to a Senate committee and obtained by Reuters, Bernanke said, "Action by Congress is urgently required to stabilize the situation and avert what could otherwise be very serious consequences for our financial markets and...
- Ehud Olmert in FOXNews
This time, it's different because we are going to have a lot of participation in what I hope will launch a serious process negotiation between us and the Palestinians,Olmert said.